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NOVEMBER 20, 2017



BY Wade Queen, Tane' Woods Mosley and Mark Grayson

YELLOW CREEK, Ky. -- A suspect has been arrested tonight after the murders of two Yellow Creek residents just after midnight last night.

Elden MuncyElden MuncyLawrence Co. Coroner Mike Wilson identified the victims as Randy Sherman Blevins, 35, of Yellow Creek and his mother, Mary Evans Smith, 50, also of Yellow Creek, a community about 16 miles from Louisa on the Martin County line.

KSP detective David Boarman arrested Elden Muncy, 21, of Buffalo Horn in Martin County and charged him with two counts of murder today just after 5:00 pm. today. He is currently lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, Ky.

Wilson said Blevins was shot "several times" but made it to a neighbor's house where he sought help. The neighbor, who was not identified, said she heard four shots not long before Blevins came to her porch bleeding profusely.

Wilson said the neighbor called 911 but Blevins was pronounced dead at the scene. His mother was also pronounced dead after police found her body in a mobile home nearby that the two shared. She had been shot one time, Wilson said.

Both bodies have been sent to the Ky. State Examiner's office for autopsies.

Official Kentucky State Police press release:

Kentucky State Police Arrest and Charge Martin County Resident with Murder after Shooting Incident in Lawrence County

Melissa Evans Smith and Randy Blevins. photosMelissa Evans Smith and Randy Blevins. photos

Ashland, Ky. -- (November 21, 2017) – On Tuesday November 20, 2017 at approximately 1:20 am the Kentucky State Police Post 14 in Ashland was contacted by Lawrence County 911 and advised of a possible shooting in rural Lawrence County. Troopers and Deputies responded to 6330 Yellow Creek Road and located Randy Sherman Blevins, age 35, who was deceased from multiple gunshot wounds. Officers began clearing the area and located a second victim deceased inside the residence. Mary Evans-Smith, age 50, was located inside the residence and was deceased from a fatal gunshot wound.

During the course of the investigation information was obtained which identified Elden Shannon Muncy as the shooter involved in this incident. Information was obtained linking Muncy, Blevins and Evans-Smith to interactions with each other in the past. (Specific details surrounding the shootings (type of weapon, number of shots fired, why the incident occurred, etc.) are currently not available for release.

Elden Shannon Muncy, age 21, of Buffalo Horn in Martin County, was arrested and lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center. He was charged with the following:

Murder (2 Counts)

Autopsies are scheduled for both Blevins and Evans-Smith at the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort, KY.

(Results of each autopsy will be made available upon completion of the investigation.)

The following agencies responded and assisted during the course of the investigation: Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department, Kentucky State Police K-9, West Virginia State Police, and the Lawrence County Coroner’s Office.

Case remains under investigation by Detective David Boarman.



0 #6 PPL needs to shut up 2018-01-06 01:25
I'm tired of everyone defending that boy, he is awfully disgusting as he was also known as family to these people and he knew better for doing what he did and its bull...he deserves the death penalty for sure and everyone that don't know anything about this need to keep there mouth out of it...

R.I.P Melissa Smith & Randy Blevins you both are truly loved and missed by many :(
-5 #5 Hmm 2017-11-23 20:30
First off just because he was arrested does not mean he did it.
+1 #4 Wise Old Man 2017-11-23 03:48
Do we know for sure that drugs had anything to do with the murder? I haven't seen or heard an official motive but I would not be surprised as it seems that drugs are linked to most of the crime in our area. Whatever the motive I can't imagine that it was worth spending the rest of his life in prison. At his age and the fact that he killed a women he will probably end up being somebody's woman in prison.
+3 #3 someone 2017-11-22 02:13
What is sad is that this has happened over addition. People doing people wrong over drugs. Idk how some people can sleep at night knowing that they could've prevented this all if they hadn't been so selfish. I tell ya what if what I was told is true these people who caused this should be in just as much troble as this poor young man is. I hope and pray it haunts you both for the rest of sorry excuse for life! May God have mercy on these people's souls❣❣
+3 #2 Just saying 2017-11-22 01:00
Her name is Melissa not Mary
+9 #1 Awful 2017-11-21 16:03
Young man yourlife is officially over

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